For Dolley Madison

Program Executive Producer
Catherine Allan

Edited and Co-Produced by
Sharon Sachs

Written and Co-Produced by
Ronald Blumer

Produced by
Muffie Meyer
Julia Morrison

Directed by
Muffie Meyer

Narrated by
David Ogden Stiers

Eve Best      Dolley Madison
Michael Cumpsty      John Randolph
John Curless      Anthony Merry
Mireille Enos      Grand Niece
Danai Gurira      Sarah Steward
Neal Huff      Quaker Man
Dana Ivey      Quaker Woman
Mark Joy      Thomas Jefferson
Susan Lyons      Elizabeth Merry
Jefferson Mays      James Madison
Julia Morrison      Catherine Coles
Brian Murray      Journalist
Denis O'Hare      Benjamin Latrobe
Jacinto Riddick      Paul Jennings

Supporting Cast
Sonya Chisholm      Sukey
Kendall Diggs      Lucy Payne
Bonnie Johnson      Mary Payne
Ted Johnson      John Payne
James Judice      Payne Todd
Taegen Leiden      Payne Todd (toddler)
Ethan Marten      John Todd
Kalen McNatt      Payne Todd (youth)
Xavier Porro      Paul Jennings (youth)
Autumn Riley      Anna Payne

Director of Photography
Tom Hurwitz, ASC

Costume Designer
Candice Donnelly

Production Designers
Andrew Jackness
Deborah Thomas

Original Music Composed by
Mason Daring

Animation and Visual Fx
Nth Degree Design & Visual fx Inc., Winter Garden, FL

Casting Director
Paul Fouquet, CSA

Stage Manager
Adam Escott

Managing Producer
Jennie Reedquist

Associate Producer
Dianne Cleare

Researcher/Post Production Coordinator
Jaclyn Lee

Field/Studio Coordinator
Zach Wise

Concept Developed by
Anna Jhirad

Ned Hallick

Sound Mixer
Roger Phenix

Key Hairstylist and Wig Maker
Denise O'Brien

Key Make-up Artist
Julia Lallas

Dialect Coach to Eve Best
Jeff Morrison

Key Grips
Dan Vranesich
Christopher Walters

Daniel DeNitto

Leonard Applefeld
Gay Riedel
Robert Spencer
Michael Stockton

Costume Historian and Consultant
Edward F. Maeder

Dolley’s Costumes Manufactured by
Eric Winterling, Inc.

Wardrobe Supervisors
Roseann Milano
Brad Watson

Assistant Costume Designers
Jan Finnell
Sara Jean Tosetti

Set Decorator
Harriet Zucker

Prop Master
Taylor Pattison

Assistant Prop Master
Ed Fountain

Script Supervisor
Peggy Sutton

Additional Videography
Jim Kron

Additional Photography
Erich Roland

Additional Sound
Leonard Schmitz
Lisa K. Johnson

Location Casting Virginia
Henry Jaederlund

Coordinating Post Producer
Ted Hinck

Sound Design & Mix
Mitch Griffin

Robert Hutchings

Online Editor
Jerry Lakso

Still Image Animator
Alisa Placas

Studio Projection By
New City Video & Staging, Inc.

Senior Consultants
Catherine Allgor
Holly Shulman

Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Carol Berkin
R.B. Bernstein
Donald Hickey
Conover Hunt
Ralph Ketcham
Edith Mayo
William Seale
Beth Taylor
Susan Webster

Location Managers Virginia
Kevin Hershberger
Oriana Robertson

Key Production Assistants
Jonathan Hansen
Linda Cavell
Heather Korman
Noah Marin

Production Assistants
Audrey Hurd
Nick Hurwitz
Josh Lamm
Mike Prall
Joel Zimmerman
Shawn Stanley
Mary Alice Williams

Production Coordinator
Joy Phillips

Production Accountant
Nora Stonehill

Middlemarch Accountant
Nancy Adams

Filmed in Part at
CECO Studios

Filmed on Location
Commonwealth of Virginia and Department of General Services
Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA
The John Marshall House, an official property of Preservation Virginia
Merchant’s House Museum
St. Jean Baptiste Church
Senate of Virginia
Teachers College, Columbia University
Virginia Executive Mansion
Virginia House of Delegates

Stills & Stock Footage Courtesy of
American Antiquarian Society
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bridgeman Art Library International
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Culver Pictures; Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film
Getty Images
The Granger Collection, New York
Greensboro Historical Museum
Harvard Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Independence National Historical Park
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress, Macculloch Hall
Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ
The Maryland Historical Society
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Montpelier Foundation, courtesy of Sylvia Jennings Alexander
National Archives & Records Administration
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Newseum Collection
New York Historical Society
Swann Auction Galleries
Virginia Historical Society
The White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
Michael R. Winston, Washington, D.C.

Special Thanks
James Abbott
Catherine Arthur
Baltimore Museum of Art
Jody Baran, CECO Studios
Ann Barkelew
Amy Bridge
David Burdick
Division of Capitol Police, Richmond, VA
Catherine Thomas Burnett
Catering by Jill
Coast to Coast Catering
Costume Rentals, Minneapolis, MN
Charles Darby
Catherine Dean
Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.
James Duff
Andrew Edmunds
Bonnie Fairbanks
Susan Fogg
The Gore Place Society
Tim Grady
Philip Grenz
Catherine Hartnett
Hundley Carriages, Inc.
Scott Jordan
Governor Timothy M. Kaine and First Lady Anne Holton
James Kochan
Barbra Korn
Joyce LoFiego
Elizabeth Loring
Erica Meyer
Lee F. Meyer
Morris-Jumel Mansion
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
The National Society of Madison Descendants
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Newhall III
Potter Palmer
Johnnie Planco
Michael Quinn
Kathleen Richert
Maya Richman
Lauren Santangelo
John Sicoransa
Frederick Madison Smith
Luther Sowers, Anvil Arms
Adam Symansky
TDF Costume Collection
Eva Ulz
Peggy Vaughn
Virginia Film Office
Scott Wheeler
David Wiesand
Isabel Jenkins Ziegler

Executive in Charge of Production
Gerald Richman

Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding for American Experience is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for Dolley Madison is provided by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional Funding Provided by
The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
The Scrooby Foundation
The Huss Foundation
Lucy Rosenberry Jones
Richard Coyle Lilly Foundation
Nicholson Family Foundation
Mary Lee Dayton
Renata Winsor
Lee F. Meyer
Cynthia Szczepanski
Mary Bigelow McMillan
Margaret Wiley Carr
Constance K. Barkley
Tammis McMillan
Leila Poullada
Kitty Winsor Petit
National Society of Colonial Dames in Minnesota
Bonnie Lipe
Carolyn Short
Mary Young
Susan Dunnavan
Sarah Ross
Virginia Gerst
Virginia Munson


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

Online Editors
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr 

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Patricia Yusah 

Marketing and Communications
Lauren Noyes

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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